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>> welcome to the aljazeera news hour from doha. coming up, just hours after a u.n. envoy meets yemen's leader, rebels threaten to take control of the a airport. >> fiji's first democratic election in eight years. >> will they or won't they,
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scotland votes on whether to split from the united kingdom. >> in sport, another historic vote on thursday, deciding whether to accept women members. >> we begin in yemen where rebels have been clashing with government forces near the capitol. the airport in recent weeks has been the scene of fighting, protestors blocking the main road to that airport and holding sit ins calling for the out of thing of the government. what's going on now, what's the situation at the airport? >> driving towards the airport,
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both parties were using heavy weapons. near the presidential residence. that could result in an all-out sectarian war here. the abc sense of security forces, clashes are taking place near the residence of the president. i haven't seen the president at
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all. they are in a situation of panic. >> can you confirm some of the reports we've heard is that they have taken over control of the capitol, particularly the northern parts of the capitol. >> they have moved to the heart of the capitol, a strong hold in the capitol. they are moving fighters toward the airport and now moving closer to -- you are talking about hundreds of fighters now present in the capitol and at
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the same time -- >> very briefly, as you said, there's no sign of security government forces. who are they clashing with? >> this is what we couldn't determine for the time being.
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there are people who live in the university and -- >> >> who are the rebels? it's difficult to gauge the number of people who identify with them. estimates say there are 100,000 in yemen.
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they are a minority sect within sheeties and accuse the government of discrimination. they are fighting the government and al-qaeda for control of territory. >> let's speak with the editor in chief of the yemen post, joining us from the capitol. good to have you with with us. first of all, why are they marching on the capitol? are they hoping to take it over or is this just part of the jacking to pressure the government for more concessions in a political deal? >> it's very simple, but also worrying. they don't see any resistance from the government, so why would they stop? the government is not doing anything to stop them or have them stop where they are trying to expand. we've seen them expand in the northwestern borders and today entered through the north. there's no resistance. the government is doing nothing.
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today, political leaders were told that militias will be formed. he does not know that he is the president and hat army under the his control. >> why? what's happened to government forces, have they melted away or is he not able to command their loyalty anymore? >> >> he claims that he can not give them orders. that's tough to believe, hard to believe, to be honest with you, because they are under his control. he blames former regime officials for standing within the leaderships of the army and commanders are taking commands from them. this is not an excuse. his troops, his loyal allies are in the thousands and have not
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been seen anywhere -- >> why do you think he's not deploying them? if he has thousands of loyalty its, and these guys are marching on the capitol, what's going on? >> he does not want a war to take place. he is fearing that, if a civil war happens in yemen, it will never end. at the same time, you have to ensure that, the expansion is limited. he is not insuring that. that is why the clashes and the expansion is continuing, and will continue as long as they feel there is no resistance from the government. >> we'll leave it there for now. thank you so much for your analysis. >> libya's elected parliament has rejected the new cabinet of the prime minister. lawmakers were demanding a cabinet with no more than 10 ministers. he presented one with 16, another setback for the administration, which has failed to bring libya any kind of
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order. there is now a rival parliament set up by rebels. we are joined now from the libyan capitol of tripoli. the reason that parliament rejected the nominations, it wasn't just down to the numbers, was it? >> the parliament and house of representatives rejected the government yesterday for many reasons. maybe on top of them, libya is based on the tribal system and officially in the east tribes in the east wanted to have proper representation in the new government. also, federalism advocates in the east, wanted also to have a representation in the new government. also pro operation dignity led
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by the emwanted to have a big share in the new government. we knew that men members of the new parliament yesterday, they rejected the fact that the new government which was submitted yesterday included ministers who served in the old i want terrier ministers that were labeled by the people as failure if i might say so. they said it literally. they said we want the new government with new faces. in this case, the parliament asked to reshuffle his government, but a new cries government to include only 10 ministers, too include the major or the most important which happened today, this morning. he submitted a new government,
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crisis government to include only ministry of foreign affairs and ministry of defense, ministry of interior and ministry of health and affairs martyrs, they say martyrs, affairs. >> they will resubmit it again now, according to the internal legislation, there are 10 days to submit his new government. also there was a kind of dispute if i might say among the members about him. he used to be the caretaker government in the last interim government, and he was sacked by the general national congress
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two weeks ago. >> clearly the clock is ticking there on that one. thank you so much. >> to iraq now. according to eyewitnesses, a u.s. air strike that hit an agricultural college being used by ic islamic state of iraq ande levant. >> iraq has been a safe haven for syrian refugees, but many are going home, unsure iraq is any safer than the place they came from. now they are walking where the threat of airstrikes will hang over them. we are on the syria-iraq border. >> about 100 meters of water separates iraq from syria, but it has taken over year to make the decision to cross.
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despite the war and threat of u.s. airstrikes, she is desperate to go home. >> we are scared of the airstrikes, but i miss my parents so much, i need to go home. this is my son, four months old and they've never seen him. >> this man is also going back. they left because her husband needed to see a doctor. he had a serious operation in damascus earlier this year. going back there to see his surgeons was too dangerous, so he he turned oh iraq, instead. this trickle of human traffic could soon be a flood. an exodus is happening from the main syrian base for the fighters from the group, islamic state of iraq and the levant. >> there's ban steady flow of supplies here since the opening of the border in 2013. since the bombing campaign was
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announced to extend into jair, an enormous amount of people are trying to leave the islamic strong hold and the obviously place to cross to safe haven is here. >> the kurdish rebel group controls the northeastern corner of syria, but islamic state fighters are fighting hard to clear a direct supply line all the way to mosul, their strong hold in iraq. >> there was a huge battle in our village. we ran, leaving it deserted. the islamic state forces are really very strong and they have big weapons, but the y.p.g. are managing to defend their areas so far. >> he is against the planned airstrikes, because more ordinary people will suffer. >> it will kill normal people. the rich people will get out, but the poor people will be underneath. >> they know an air assault is
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coming and they know what to expect. syrians have lived under a government aerial campaign for the past three years. it might be the international communities answer to the is state threat but to them is more civilian casualties and lives torn apart. >> australian police have carried out what they are calling the largest counter terror raised in the country's history. 15 people were arrested and more than a dozen homes were searched. a hundred officers took part in the operation. tony abbot said armed groups have been urged to carry out attacks in cities. >> the decision was made a week ago to raise the terror threat level. it was something that was many, many weeks, even months in the making. obviously, the events this morning were based on specific
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intelligence that people weren't just preparing an attack, but had the in attention mount one. this isn't about people's religion. it's not about what people wear. it's about potential terror attacks here in australia, and that's what we're going to guard against. >> much more to come on the news hour. a visit to india marked by protests over tibet and trade talks overshadowed bay border dispute. >> is the ecofriendly jute industry ending? >> arrested on domestic violence charges in the nfl, we'll have all the details in sport. >> some news just in now, the world health organization saying
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2,226 people have now died from the ebola outbreak, saying the up ward trend continues. the battle continues on the ground. we joined the team in eastern sierra leone. >> a burial team is being called to an isolated village. a 16-year-old boy here has died. he was never tested, but there are fears he had ebola. if so, he's the first in this destroying die of the virus and people are afraid. even in hot and humid conditions, full protection suits are worn. chlorine is sprayed to disin effect the house and inside, the boy's body is wrapped and
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sealed. >> >> traditionally, close family members dress and wash the body, but after those who die of ebola are especially contagious and burial practices are blamed for the spread of the disease. >> we can build treatment centers forever and it won't be enough, because it will continue to be passed from person to person. we have to do more than just treatment. we have to stop the transmission. >> international red cross says education and a change to people's behavior is the only way the virus will be stopped. it's running awareness campaigns in towns that people rehe main deeply suspicious of the virus and of outside help. >> we need to be able to find trucks, vehicles to get our teams into the field, these very remote and small villages, to make is that your everybody is getting reached, that everybody is hearing the right message about how we can prevent the spread further. >> back in the village, the boy's body is taken for burial
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in a small clearing in the forest, well away from the houses. putting aside their fears, friends and family members followed the burial team. they pay respects to their friend, their brother, their neighbor. they pray the virus has not been passed on and that his death does not mark the beginning of more to come. aljazeera. >> fiji's first democratic election for eight years is being won by the man already in the top job. he took power after a coup in 2006 and always promised an election. his party has won 60% of votes, but opposition parties aren't yet accepting the result. an that drew thomas reports. >> as the night went on, the lead stretched. fiji's unelected prime minister was about to be elected. frank has ruled fiji since taking power in a military coup
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in 2006, but this win gives legitimacy. it wasn't hard to find people who vote ford him. >> i feel very happy. >> fiji first appealed cross traditionally divided ethnic groups, splits have been behind the culture of government changing by force. those days maybe overwhat has happened over the years, the coo has become part of the vocabulary. >> the outcome of the 2014 fiji election is on track to represent the will of the
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voters. >> opposition parties disagree, signing a statement alleging widespread good. >> for example, the tampering of ballot boxes, removing of ballot boxes from polling stations without being counted. files and large nfls that could only have been placed in it in the opening of the ballot boxes, because they can not fit through the opening in the ballot boxes. >> >> some say public support was tilted in his favor and candidates banned from running for office. >> despite the complaints, it looks likely that this election result will stand. the hope is that it's the first step of a democratic transition and that in four years time there will be another election which is freer and fairer still.
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aljazeera, fiji. >> people are voting in scotland in an independence referendum. people are asked to decide whether the country should split from the united kingdom or stay in it. we are joined live from edinborough. how is turnout looking? >> turnout is reaching unprecedented levels. i think it's fair to say if scotland was experiencing a political slumber before, today it is very much awake. one gentleman told us that his western scotland polling station was experiencing double the number of voters come to cast their votes as they would expect in a major general election, and that pattern is replicating itself across the nation. >> scott land's misty capitol, edinborough, ghostly and almost hidden from view as the nation
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decides, a gray day with a very clear purpose and passionate mood. head to go vote, millions of scots are turning out to decide the future of their nation. they came with neighbors, family, and with determination to mark their ballots. we now know 90% of voters have returned their ballots. that gives the first clue as to the level of turnout we can expect. the largest polling station, they're already calling the turnout here astronomical. >> this currently of voters is happening across the country. >> it's really important as a signal to the world that we can make really important decisions about the way the u.k.'s governed and whether scotland will settle as a separate nation peacefully. today, i heard it's the biggest turnout any poll in the u.k. for
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almost 100 years. >> this is probably the first time that i felt that my vote could make a major difference, not just a minor, sort of, you know, a little bit of political shifting here, but actually substantial change. >> the stress has been building up. you know, it's just everything to heightened everywhere. emotions are high. it's an important decision. we'll see what happens. >> the first minister of scotland cast his vote in his hometown in northeastern scotland. the leader of the no campaign voted in edinborough. the ice of the world are fixed as the scots make up their mind about the direction of their country. >> we'll see the local results trickle in throughout the wee, small hours, but we won't know the official results until the chief counting officer takes to
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the stage to announce the official result of the vote. we think that will happen between aren't 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. tomorrow local time. >> still a a few more hours to sit on the edge of that seat. thanks so much. >> in new delhi, hundreds of people of tibet were detained after protesting against the chinese president's visit. talks on trade and the ongoing border dispute began thursday. we have more. >> china pledged to invest $20 billion over the next five years in india, predominantly insectors of infra structure and manufacturing. both of these countries, the leaders have had to sit down and say look, what do we both have that's mutually beneficial. india has hundreds of millions of people when it comes to man
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power, china saying we've got the equipment and machinery that can help some of your key industries grow, mainly manufacturing. this is where they are trying to cross over. while they've made head ways on trade, they'll talk about that more, as well as the railway between the two countries. they will face challenges when it comes to the border region and issues of territory between india and china. both countries, the leaders have said here that they need to find a quick solution to those border problems and also clarify the line of actual control. it will be interesting to see how far these discussions go in terms of changes on the ground in a very sensitive region. >> let's catch up with the weather. it's more storm news. >> that's right. it's mexico. we're going to be hit again by yet another storm. if we look at satellite picture,
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we can see we've already got the cloud over it, all right seeing plenty of rain. in acapulco, it's been very, very wet. the center of the storm is moving away toward the northwest, but still grazing that southern coastline of mexico. that's where we are seeing the current damage at the moment. this is thanks to the strong waves we've had causing problems along the coast there. we're going to have a problem with the amount of rain. even though this storm is going to move away from the southwestern corner there, we expect 300 millimeters of wet weather by the time the storm has cleared. that could cause flash floods, which could be life threatening. it will bend around toward the left. baja california should avoid the worst the storm has to offer. we've only just seen another storm, a area of cloud crossing up into parts of the u.s.
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that's the remains have our old storm, odile, giving us flooding across baja california and now it's the turn of the u.s. it looks to be bad over texas. there's already flooding there and we've got a couple more days of very heavy downpours. >> still ahead, what has been a tragedy may now be mass murder. the probe into the deaths of hundreds of migrants. >> we hear with cyclists, details coming up in sport.
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>> whether scotland should split from the united kingdom or stay in it. >> amnesty international said nigerian police are using torture on an industrial scale. the findings suggest as many as 5,000 people have been detained since 2009. seven years ago, the u.n. called
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for nigeria to make torture a criminal offense. an anti torture bill introduced in 2012 is still on hoed. amnesty international said torture is widespread. we spoke with a man who says he was tortured for a crime he didn't commit. >> when the police came for him, he knew what was in store. >> no one gets there without being terrified. you know what is going to happen. it is not going to be easy. >> a scrap metal dealer with no criminal record, he was snatched off a street by plain clothed police. they accused him of stealing a car in a distant city, a city where he says he has never been. when he insisted he was innocent, hes a pair of policemen beat him with wooden and metal clubs, then tied his
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arms and feet together behind his back. >> i was hung in the window. >> for how long? >> for about an hour. >> fearing he would die, he gave the policemen a false confession. >> it got to a time i felt life going down. i managed a shout that i will comply. that was the time they brought me down. they knew it was getting to the point of bring me down or i die. >> according to local and international human rights groups, nigerian jails and prisons are full of people with similar stories. >> a new report by the human rights organization amnesty international says brutal mistreatment of nigerians by their police and security forces is common and widespread, calling it torture on an industrial scale. >> the head of the network on
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police reform in nigeria speaks to us. he says the police culture of brutality is the result of british rule. a federal police spokesman contacted by aljazeera did not deny some police abuse occurs, but insisted that police accused of violating human rights will be investigate and if found guilty, sanctioned in light of the law. >> this man's family scraped the
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money together and he was released. >> it is the last point of life. >> he plans to plead in sense at trial to clear his name. aljazeera, nigeria. >> joining us now from london is amnesty international. good to have you with us. your latest report's findings are not new, of course. the police chief in 2012 openly admitted that his forces have been imprisoning innocent people. has there been any sort of accountability? >> thank you very much for having me. we are not aware of any specific case at a the nigerian police force are sticking up to try
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suspected ash traitors of torture off judicial execution in nigeria. as an organization abamnesty organization have been calling for repeatedly to insure that they take necessary steps to stop active torture and investigate and prosecute those who tortured. >> why is it so slow for the legislature to pass a bill? >> it has been in the national assembly for two years shows the lack of political will on the part of the nigerian lawmakers to insure that acts of torture are prohibit or criminalized in nigeria. the use of torture has widened. we think steps must be taken now
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criminalize torture and bring those suspected of participating in acts of torture within the nigerian police force and military should be brought to justice. >> you're saying that the practice of torture picked up with the sort of fight, the war against boko haram and was practiced against boko haram suspects, but now branched out. it covers women, children, men, virtually anybody that the police decide to get their hands on. >> that's exactly the case. that's the findings of this research. it shows that victims of torture not only are restricted for limited to one particular sex or gender or age group. it shows that children, women, old people, disadvantaged people can be victims of torture in various parts of nigeria, and we have interviewed -- >> do you think that --
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>> people -- >> do you think there's a lesson for other societies considering bending the rules on so-called anti terror legislation, introducing the enhabsed interrogation techniques, is there a lesson for other countries? >> that's definitely lessons for all the countries across the world to learn from. we think that as an organization, this act of torture must be contributed and criminalized across the world. that's why amnesty international launched a global campaign against torture to enis that your people who participate in torture do not go without remedial system. we think victims of torture have a right to get remedies from the government and for rights to be protected and respected. that's why amnesty national
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thinks governments across the world must take necessary steps to prevent people from being tortured and insure those tortured are provided with justice. >> all right, thank you so much for your analysis. >> survivors of a ship wreck off the maltese coast are accusing human traffickers of committing mass murder. after 500 migrants are thought to have drowned after smugglers rammed their boat. the migrants refused to transfer to a smaller vote. we have more from augusta in sicily. >> finally ashore, after yet another dramatic rescue. on tuesday night, more than 500 migrants arrived in the sicilian border of catania. never before have so many
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arrived and never before so many have died trying. last week, a boat believed to carry 500 including 100 children sunk off the coast of malta. only nine people survived. one of them is a 19-year-old girl from syria. she survived by holding on to a tire for two long days. now on safe ground in crete she said it wasn't a tragic accident, but murder. >> everyone drowned. on the fourth day, we were met by another vessel. the people on it asked us to stop. they threw pieces of metal at us and swore at hour captain. our boat refused to stop and they rapidly us. they waited until we had sunk and they left. >> she said the boat sank in minutes, killing most onboard, including her fiancee. this 24-year-old palestinian also lived to tell the tale.
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>> during the four days we were drinking water from the sea, as there was no drinking water. from the second day, got to the point where i had to drink my own urine. >> back in sicily, chief prosecutor opened an investigation into the ship wreck. the charge is mass murder. >> we establish the survivor's testimony as accurate, we will do our best to bring those responsible to justice, and punish them accordingly in the hope other countries will cooperate. >> on wednesday, 300 more migrants arrived in the nearby boat tired, emotional, but finally ashore. >> news of the latest deadly ship wreck doesn't seem to have deterred migrant from attempting the perilous journey. hundreds arrive every day and thousands more are expected to try. aljazeera, augusta.
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>> these four inmates have been killed and 11 others injured after riots in a bolivia prison. sunday violence took place at a prison. we report. >> riot police guarding the boliviaen prison that ha seen two riots in less than a week. these are weapons that were found in a search of the cells. inmates and their families say the prison outside the central city is rife with abuse. >> the police humiliate us to obtain money and perfumes, everything we have earned through sacrifice. women not allow the return of our policeman until all our many taken from each prison cell has been returned to us. >> reports in the local media say the inmates are trying to block any investigation of the killing of four prisoners in a riot at the prison on sunday. 11 people were also injured in
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the fighting. police say the riots started between prisoners after a party on sunday. one prisoner's relative said the ongoing violence is due to conditions at the prison. >> a lot of abuse was taking place before this. when a new prisoner enters the prison, they use extortion as life insurance. >> according to local reports, two of the men killed were among the most dangerous criminals locked up in bolivia. >> in bangladesh, the eco friendly jute industry is in trouble. it is a natural fiber used to make bags and clothing. fewer people are using these products, despite a nationwide ban on plastic shopping bags.
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we have more. >> these men are workers that produce jute, a plant fiber. at one time, they were the largest source in the country. the golden age was what was once known as the golden fiber of bangladesh is all but gone. >> recently, the use is narrow. this is due to ignorance of the people about the jute. >> by the 1980's, manufacturers were turning to plastic. synthetic materials are much cheaper, but far less environmentally friendly. in 2010, the government banned the use of playsistic bags, well
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cupped by environmental activists and jute producer. >> it didn't last long. politicians are finding it hard to kick the plastic habit. >> this is one of several spots outside the capitol where plastic bag are dumped. it piles up on the road sides and on river beds. unlike jute bags, which decompose in a matter of months. >> on the outskirts, this landfill has turned into a small network of plastic. >> because there is so much plastic use, it poses a huge problem in terms of decomposition of waste. the plastic slows down the decom
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significance of the rest of the waste in our landfills. >> there has been progress made by the ban. the use of plastic has been cut in half. he's the first to admit what has been accomplished isn't enough and the fight to end plastic use in the country is an uphill battle. aljazeera, bangladesh. >> coming up on this news hour, explaining why the independence referendum isn't the only big vote taking place in scotland.
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>> we have an exclusive story tonight, and we go live...
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>> welcome back. a museum dedicated to art from the muslim world is opening in canada. we take a look. ♪ >> dimly three-on-two preserve ancient colors and objects, these galleries span 1400 years of history. koran's from the 14th century alongside medical texts. figurines tell tales of faith in society. >> objects tell a story from where they are, who made them, who ordered them, what materials, and it's a window to our world. that world tells you a lot about
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this civilizations and cultures that produce that art. >> these miniatures from person is that, india and central asia show startling detail. almost abstract in their mix of click rave and painting. the idea is to connect these works with contemporary muslim artists. >> the art is not just from the past, it is living and breathing from today. >> the staircase is made of pure blue stone. it's no exaggeration to say even the building's a work of art. >> as are the museum grounds. once paint ago roofer, the artist transformed a concrete plaza into an explosion of
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flowers. he is here to highlight his countries vibrant art scene. the religious leader that brought this to toronto hopes to close a gap between those who understand the vast word of islamic art and those who don't. >> there's this enormous knowledge gap, and i think it's due to everybody, myself included, to try to fill in that knowledge gap. >> whether they are art lovers or merely curious, there's an extraordinary experience awaiting audiences at this museum. the art has found a home in the most unlikely place. aljazeera, toronto. >> let's catch up with the sports news now. >> in the u.s., the issue of domestic violence continues to playing the national football league, a fourth player hits the headlines as the league
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struggles to handle the recent incidents. >> another player in handcuffs, and another red flag for the nfl, the arizona cardinals jonathan dwyer arrested and accused of two incidents of domestic violence in july, one involving a 27-year-old woman, another, his 18-month-old child. >> he has been interviewed by our detectives, admitted involvement in the incidents, however has denied allegations of physical assault. >> it's the latest incident in a period of off field turmoil for the united states's biggest and wealthiest sports league. their problems arose when video footage emerged of ray rice assaulting his then fiancee in a casino elevator. that was followed by the minnesota vikings adrian peterson facing charges of child abuse after striking his 4-year-old son with a tree
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branch. after standing him down for sunday's game, the vikings reinstated peterson on monday, only to change course again. >> we had to make sure that our reputation and the team was moving in the right direction, and we felt in the end that this was the right decision. we made a mistake, and we are doing the right thing. >> the carolina panthers followed the path of the vikings on wednesday. greg hardy, who is also appealing a domestic violence case no longer available to play. >> i really just hope people understand we are doing the best we can under the circumstances that we have, and we're trying to get this right. at the end of the day, we have to come up with solutions to make sure this does not happen again. >> the players' actions have placed the commissioner roger goodell under intense scrutiny. for a league so democrat on income, it may be the criticism
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of several major sponsors that speak the loudest. the nfl are yet to announce their punishments for adrian peterson and now jonathan dwyer, their decisions under the spotlight now more than ever. >> the referendum on independence is not the only significant vote taking place in scotland thursday. the members of the word famous golf club are deciding whether to finally allow women to join their club. we explain. >> it's a game well known for its strict rules. one rule in the royal ancient golf club in scotland has been increasingly unacceptable, no female members. for the first time, the club, which has power and influence seen by many as the home of golf is voting on whether women can join. >> this club was established in 1754 but it doesn't own the greens and pair ways. this is a public facility. the irony here that is women
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have actually been playing on this famous old course for centuries. >> over 2,400 members are may. there's been pressure due to it being outdated to plain sexist. the university principal has not been given the traditional honorary golf club membership. there is hope it will now happen to female golfers. >> they get support from the r.n.a. coaching sport and they do play the ladies british open comp tickets. it's going to be more of an acceptance and bringing things up to a level on the world stage. >> the only other course as fame and you say is augusta national in the united states. in 2012, women were finally admitted there, starting with former secretary of state condoleezza rice.
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>> no one is left in doubt which result he'd like to announce. >> i certainly am hoping for a positive outcome today. i believe that our members, who have a very long record of acting in golf's best interest will take this opportunity to welcome women as members of the royal nation golf club. >> the likelihood of his members agreeing, hoping that they agree that male and female golfers are better together. >> golf makes a return to the olympics in rio in two queers ts time. both the city of rio apartment developers failed to agree on changes. it means that new ground cannot be broken on the course, which is already behind schedule. >> in the champions league, loft
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minute goal beats man city in the rematch. the home side dominated with 18 attempts on goal, compared to city's seven. a combined effort from city heaper joe hart and some great defending, until the 90t 90th minute, it was oh former city player that scored the decisive goal. all three points, final score. >> the biggest surprise of the night came where chelsea were held. equalizing the second half to give the german side a share of the points. >> we had to get the points, so congratulations to them, because they got their objective. yes, it will be tough situation for us, because we did everything to win and we couldn't. >> in the other games wednesday,
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moscow 5-1 losing. some were injured in scuffles after that game. >> two time grand slam champion is expected to announce her retirement from tennis on friday. state media reports that the 32-year-old will end her career because of knee injuries. the world number six won the australian open in january, but sidelined in july because of a knee problem. her last gain was a third round loss at wimbledon. asia's first ever grand slam winner was a victory at the french open. >> the colombian women's cycling team will continue to wear the uniforms that have attracted word wide attention. they were worn at a race in italy. the bit catching the eye is the
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placement of that flesh colored panel. the international cycling chronsaid they are not acceptable under decency. >> i designed the uniform as an an athlete, a woman, the cycle i have the that i am, i wouldn't be ashamed with this design. >> a night to remember in the brazilian city, but it wasn't all good. the striker on loan scored the two goals that sealed the win. after the second, this happened. he celebrate add goal by jumping an advertising board and straight into a tunnel to the blessing rooms. on the replay, you can see security staff tried to warn him. they then rushed to help the player out. he was shaken, but managed to finish the match. >> oh, dear. >> thanks so much.
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that brings us to the end of this news hour.
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